ESCA Tutorial and Research Workshop on
Speech Input/Output Assessment and Speech Databases

Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
September 20-23, 1989

Ten Years of Research on the Perceptual Evaluation of Synthetic Speech: A Summary and Critical Interpretation

David B. Pisoni, Beth G. Greene

Speech Research Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA

As the use of voice response systems employing synthetic speech becomes more widespread in consumer products, industrial and military applications, and aids for the communicatively impaired, it will be necessary to develop reliable methods of comparing different synthesis systems and of assessing how human observers perceive and respond to the speech generated by these systems. The selection of a specific voice response system for a particular application depends on a wide variety of factors only one of which is the inherent intelligibility of the speech generated by the synthesis routines.

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Bibliographic reference.  Pisoni, David B. / Greene, Beth G. (1989): "Ten years of research on the perceptual evaluation of synthetic speech: a summary and critical interpretation", In SIOA-1989, Vol.1, 2.